The Negroni/Boulevardier/Americano

The Negroni is a classic cocktail featuring just three ingredients: gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, a bright red apéritif with a bittersweet taste. If gin’s not your thing, substitute bourbon or rye whiskey and you’ll have a Boulevardier. Or leave out…

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Elliott’s Select Limited Edition Single Barrel

Barrel strength (this sample, 116.8 proof); 14-year-old OESK recipe $125/750ml suggested retail price The story: This limited-edition barrel-strength bourbon is the first solo release by Brent Elliott, who became Four Roses’ master distiller last fall after the retirement of Jim…

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New in Bardstown: The Julep Jubilee

If you’re ready to kick Derby week off in style, strap on your fanciest hat and check out a new event in Bardstown on Sunday: The Bardstown Julep Jubilee. Held on the patio of the Harrison Smith House at 103…

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Booker’s Batch 2016-01: Booker’s Bluegrass

127.9 proof: 6 years, 11 months $59.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: Beam has bottled the first of six planned releases in its 2016 Booker’s Batch Collection, a limited-edition series honoring legendary master distiller Booker Noe. Each batch will be selected by…

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Stolen Pappy hasn’t won a reprieve

The powers that be haven’t spared our precious Pappy – yet. Recent reports that 28 stolen bottles of Pappy Van Winkle would be auctioned for charity regrettably jumped the gun. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, whose office recovered the purloined…

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Brown-Forman master distiller to lead KDA board

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today that Master Distiller Chris Morris of Brown-Forman is the new chairman of the board for the 136-year-old group that promotes and protects the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Morris who was selected during the KDA…

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Double Cider-Bourbon Punch

  INGREDIENTS 4 cups apple cider 3 12-ounce bottles hard apple cider 2 12-ounce bottles ginger beer 2 cups seltzer 3 cups bourbon (From one 750 ml bottle; I used Maker’s Mark) Juice of 1 lemon Large apple for garnish…

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